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Single-Parent Holidays and Breaks

Bonding time on a single-parent holiday.Bonding time on a single-parent holiday.

One-parent holidays are great for spending quality bonding time with your child/children away from domestic settings and daily routines. But while you’re away, you may all also need some time out from what can be an especially intense relationship. Specialised single-parent holidays can be the answer: mums or dads get to socialise with like-minded people and have some rare adult time, while kids get ready-made playmates – especially important if you’re travelling with just one child. If your child is sensitive to being surrounded by 2+2 families, this can also be the solution. Organised holidays can also be a way of experiencing adventurous destinations you might be wary of taking on as a lone parent.

Alternatively, certain non-dedicated holidays can be well-suited to solo-parent travel, either by their nature or because the travel provider offers single-parent discounts and/or particular amenities. Among the former, outdoor activity holidays can be especially great for single-parent families.

See our great deals and latest offers with solo-parent-friendly partners:
Real Family Holidays: Budget-friendly all-inclusive outdoors activity holidays in stunning locations around the UK.
PGL Family Adventures: Great-value activity holidays (UK and France).
Mark Warner: Sociable active family beachclub and ski holidays.
Eurocamp: Campsites/holiday villages with single-parent discounts.
Explore!: Adventure holidays made up of 25% single-parent families.
Intrepid Travel: Family adventure holidays with single-parent discounts and, from 2018, dedicated solo-parent trips.
Esprit Ski: Family ski holidays with single-parent special offers.

Read on for our tips for single-parent travel.


Jersey Travel

Free child places and single parent savings

On short breaks and holidays with Jersey Travel

Eurocamp family holidays
Eurocamp family holidays

Single parent camping holiday discount

Save up to £75 with Eurocamp

Single with Kids family holidays

Early booking discounts for Summer 2018 with Single With Kids

For single parent and solo parent families

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Single with Kids

Handpicked holidays for single- and solo-parent families.


Holiday park and camping savings for single-parent families.

Self-catering holiday cottages ideal for single-parent families.


• Do your research and book a resort or an organised trip where you're sure there’ll be other kids around your child’s age.

• Consider booking a resort with a kids’ club so you get some time off.

• If you have an ex-partner who also holidays with your child, make sure you choose a different kind of trip to mix things up a bit.

Read more advice on single-parent travel.

Solo Favourite

Lakitira Beach Resort, Kos.
A Mark Warner resort with excellent childcare, family-friendly facilities and brilliant activities including watersports.

Solo-Parent Feature One

A Single-Parent Holiday on the Isle of Wight.
Judy and Joe enjoy blissful days out on the family-friendly island.

Solo-Parent Feature Two

Single-Parent Campervan Holidays with Kids.
Georgina and Arthur take to the road for some mum-and-son adventures.

Solo-Parent Feature Three

A Single-Parent Family Adventure Holiday in Tunisia.
Judy lures Joe into the desert in search of 'Star Wars' destinations.

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